Department of Public Health & Primary Care / Department of Oncology
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Bioinformatician – Research Assistant or Research Associate – NOW CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS
Research Assistant – £25,023 – £28,982Research Associate – £28,982 – £37,768We are seeking to appoint a bioinformatician to work on the analysis of genetic studies. The postholder will work on the statistical analysis of genomic data in cancer, primarily germline sequence data from large-population based studies of breast cancer. The postholder will be operating within a team and will need to liaise with statisticians, bioinformaticians and laboratory scientists within the Centre, and scientists in collaborating groups.This post forms part of a research group within the Centre for Genetic Epidemiology which is based at Strangeways Research Laboratory adjacent to the Addenbrooke’s Hospital site. The group carries out research on the inherited susceptibility to common cancers, with emphasis on cancers of the breast, ovary and prostate. Major objectives include the development of risk prediction algorithms for the inherited susceptibility to these cancers and large scale gene characterisation studies, as part of international collaborations. The group also aims to investigate statistical methodologies for the design and analysis of these studies.Applicants should have a good degree in bioinformatics, statistics, related discipline or a related scientific discipline or equivalent experience. Previous experience of working with next generation sequence data would be a strong advantage. Experience of programming in R, and a sound knowledge of Perl or Python, would be a strong advantage.Appointment at research associate is dependent on having a PhD (or equivalent experience), including those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD. Where a PhD has yet to be awarded appointment will initially be made at research assistant and amended to research associate when the PhD is awarded.